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The Important Role of Congregations in Preparing New Pastors

Over the last several generations, congregations have done little to identify, encourage, support or equip new clergy. By and large, North American congregations have turned over that work to seminaries... read more >

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How Continuing Education Influences Clergy Vitality

Continuing education is positively correlated to long-term clergy vitality and passion. However, not all continuing education programs are equal, and some types of continuing education do a much better job... read more >

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Why the Mainline Has Become the Sideline and What to Do

Contemporary Mainline Protestantism remains largely stuck in a model of ministry and clergy development that is outdated and harmful to the future of mainline faith traditions, according to United Methodist... read more >

Six Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology Named

Six Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology Named

The Association of Theological Schools and the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc., have named six Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology for 2014-2015. Supported by grants of up to $75,000 each, the Fellows will engage in yearlong theological research projects and present their findings for publication. The 2014-2015 Fellows constitute the 21st class of scholars to be appointed since the inception of the program in 1993, bringing the total number of Luce Fellows to 142. Learn more about ATS and the Luce Fellows program at www.ats.edu.

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The Lindisfarne Bible

The 1,300-year-old Lindisfarne Bible spent a year being dragged around the north of England on a cart, fleeing from the Vikings. The first translation of the New Testament into the... read more >

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Primer for Understanding Islam

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the demand for accurate, nuanced information about Islam has grown in the United States and Western Europe. As late as 2009, only 41 percent of... read more >

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Faith and the younger generation: what the scholars say

A significant body of books, edited volumes and articles by scholars working at the intersection of youth and religion has recently emerged, centering on the role of theology, spirituality and... read more >

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Fostering faith all week long

Christian educators need to lead people beyond “random acts of kindness” into shared patterns of life informed by the deep insights of our tradition, and beyond privatized spirituality into thoughtful... read more >

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Faith and youth: inspiration for religious educators

Concern for the religious lives of young people has taken many forms over the centuries. The post-modern era reveals continuity in the needs of children and youth and change in... read more >

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A Piano for Christmas

It’s never too early for a great Christmas ad. This is from the folks at John Lewis in Great Britain, who every year...

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of...

Are American's Religious Communities Unique?

Two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18 percent of Christians across 15 countries...

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